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    Intriguing Obverse Die

    Nicephorus III Botaniates (AD 1078-1081). EL histamenon nomisma (29mm, 4.40 gm, 6h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5. Constantinople. IC-XC (barred), Christ seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled on left arm; double border / + NIKHΦ ΔΕ-TΩ ROTANIATH, Nicephorus III, bearded, standing facing on footstool, wearing crown with pendilia, saccos and loros with four pellets on fold, labarum with X on shaft in right hand, globus cruciger in left; double border. Sear 1881. Unusually compact obverse die which looks like it was prepared to be used on a much smaller flan module.

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    August, 2019
    8th Thursday
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